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Dr. Manoo Ordeedolchest

Chairman of the ICT Policy

Dr. Manoo has been actively served the Computing Industry for more than 40 years in many capacities. He was the co-founder and President of the Association of Thai Computer Industry (ATCI) for 8 years and is now ATCI as Honorary President.

In 2003, he was appointed by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to lead a new business promotion unit called Software Industry Promotion Agency, under the Ministry of ICT, where he served as President for three years, until his retirement in 2006. Prior to the appointment at the Ministry of ICT, Manoo was Dean of School of Technology at Shinnawatra University. During the last six years he was the Chairman of the ICT Policy of Sripatum University. Manoo currently works as a freelance ICT consultant and part time lecturers in various universities and ICT \Training Institutions.

During 2003-2004, Manoo was appointed President of the Asian-Oceania Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO), the Organization that represents computing and ICT related associations of 19 countries in the Asian-Oceania region. He was the co-founder of Datamat Public Company Limited, a Thai Systems Integrator established since 1969 where he served as President until 1994.

For the past 40 years, Manoo has been guest lecturer at many graduate schools in Thailand, such as Chulalongkorn University and National Institute for Development Administration (NIDA). Manoo has been writing many articles and books in ICT and the blogger of ICT and Services.